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On Methods and Morals

James Halteman and Edd Noell

in Reckoning with Markets: The Role of Moral Reflection in Economics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199763702
eISBN:
9780199932252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199763702.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Is economics like car building or car repair? Are we working toward a finished product, or are we attempting to answer pertinent questions that arise and change from time to time? These questions are ... More


Homo Economicus on Trial: Towards an Ethic of Stewardship

Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte

in Stewarding The Earth: Rethinking Property and the Emergence of Biocultural Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098669
eISBN:
9780199083046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098669.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter lays the theoretical foundations of biocultural rights by making the case that the widespread belief in the naturalness and universality of market values lacks the rigour of proper ... More


Economic Markets and the Rise of Interactive Agencements: From Prosthetic Agencies to Habilitated Agencies

Michel Callon

in Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162524
eISBN:
9780262281607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162524.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the modalities and effects of the contribution of markets as networks to the process of individualization, and characterizes the functioning and constitution of the ... More


Economic Decisions and Institutional Boundaries

Evelyn Korn and Johannes Ziesecke

in Comparative Decision Making

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199856800
eISBN:
9780199301508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856800.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Microeconomics is one of the oldest and best-developed approaches to understanding decision making and is thus a fitting topic to begin this survey. The authors present Homo economicus, the perfectly ... More


Economic rationality

Barbara Townley

in Reason's Neglect: Rationality and Organizing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199298358
eISBN:
9780191700880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298358.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Economic rationality is a part of the taken-for-granted assumptions of how organizations are understood and studied. Organizations have economic purpose and intent; organizational structures, ... More


Homo Economicus Must Die: Towards a Figure of the Accumulated Being

Steven Threadgold

in Bourdieu and Affect: Towards a Theory of Affective Affinities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529206616
eISBN:
9781529206623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206616.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter Seven makes the argument, like many others, that the dominant figures used to stand in for humans, such as Homo economicus and cultural dupe, are anthropological monsters. The chapter also ... More


Stewarding The Earth: Rethinking Property and the Emergence of Biocultural Rights

Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098669
eISBN:
9780199083046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098669.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The book analyses the emergence of biocultural rights as a sub-set of third generation group rights in environmental law. It argues that these rights, which advocate a people’s duty of stewardship ... More


Curing the “Disease” in Corporatized Higher Education: Prescriptions from the Catholic Social Tradition

Gerald J. Beyer

in Working Alternatives: American and Catholic Experiments in Work and Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288359
eISBN:
9780823290512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288359.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter treats the corporatization of higher education in the United States. In particular, the chapter contends that corporatized higher education has imported individualistic practices and ... More


Reality Check

Quassim Cassam

in Self-Knowledge for Humans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199657575
eISBN:
9780191793110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657575.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

To subject a philosophical account of self-knowledge to a ‘reality check’ is to ask whether the proposed account is psychologically realistic. Just as behavioural economics tries to provide the ... More


Homo economicus judaicus and the Spirit of Capitalism, 1848–1914

Derek J. Penslar

in Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225909
eISBN:
9780520925847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225909.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the flourishing of commercial and industrial capitalism in nineteenth-century Europe that strengthened the historic association between Jews and Trade. For Jews, as for any ... More


Homo Comparativus: Status, Honor, and Prestige

Gloria Origgi

in Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196329
eISBN:
9781400888597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196329.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter proposes the replacement of the idea of homo economicus as the ontologically fundamental unit of social science with the idea of homo comparativus. It explains the claim that reality can ... More


Republic Inc.

Jason Blakely

in We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190087371
eISBN:
9780190087418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087371.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Popular claims to a science of economics have had an enormous impact on reshaping the nature of democracy in Europe and the United States. This chapter uncovers how a popular vision of human beings ... More


Neoliberal Governmentality

Miguel de Beistegui

in The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547374
eISBN:
9780226547404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547404.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that the complex phenomenon known as neoliberalism reveals a radicalization and further internalization of the economic regime of desire, which defines liberalism, and which ... More


Ideas of Reason

Susan Neiman

in Performance and Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744283
eISBN:
9780191805691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744283.003.0025
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington were, among other things, an attack on a particular notion of rationality. The contempt of the attackers for that notion connects them to members ... More


Greed and the Adventures of Homo economicus

Louçã Francisco and Ash Michael

in Shadow Networks: Financial Disorder and the System that Caused Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198828211
eISBN:
9780191866883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828211.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

A reflection on greed and culture is provided. Literature and films, from the Bible to Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, are reviewed for the ways they have both expressed and shaped public views on greed. ... More


Why Desire?

Miguel de Beistegui

in The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547374
eISBN:
9780226547404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547404.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Desire is everywhere – everywhere recognized, displayed, discussed, and drawn upon. It is so much part of our lives, so deeply entrenched in our bodies and minds that we cannot imagine a life without ... More


Petrarch as Homo Economicus

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at evidence which situates Petrarch at the intersection of Renaissance aesthetics and economics. Specifically, it considers the literary devices and syntax used in a number of his ... More


Introduction

in The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759526
eISBN:
9780804769853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759526.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, to explore the Jewish stereotype in the works of three prominent Russian writers of the nineteenth century—Nikolai Gogol's Taras Bulba, ... More


Rule of, by, and for the People: For an Apophatic Democracy?

Fred Dallmayr

in Democracy to Come: Politics as Relational Praxis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190670979
eISBN:
9780190671006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190670979.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Probing the meaning of Lincoln’s phrase, the chapter calls into question the prevalent conceptions of “rule” and “people.” In the dominant procedural or “minimalist” conception, the “people” are ... More


Introduction

David S. Wilson, Alan Kirman, and Julia Lupp

in Complexity and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis for Economics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035385
eISBN:
9780262337717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035385.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

How are we to understand economic institutions that are comprised of multiple, interacting individuals who operate on various spatial and temporal scales, all of which are impacted by a myriad of ... More


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